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Singapore Temple Closes Door To Activists

Press release: Terry Evans

26 November

Singapore's Burmese Buddhist Temple Closes Door To Activists

Last Friday the largest Burmese Buddhist temple in Singapore closed its doors to Burmese pro-democracy activists, who have been using it as a rallying point and mailing address.

Supporters dressed in red T-shirts have been holding massive prayer sessions at the temple since the Burmese junta's recent crackdown on protests.

The decision was made after Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo visited the shrine, the most important for the Burmese community that numbers 30,000 in the city-state. It comes in the wake of Singapore's ban on public protests against the Burmese delegation that attended last week's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

ENDS


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